Boston Probate Lawyers

What is probate? Probate is the legal process of paying a person's debts and distributing the remaining real estate and assets upon death. This process takes place in the probate courts.

What is estate administration? Estate administration covers all non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets.

If the deceased had a last will and testament, it will be the instrument used to determine distribution. In the absence of a will, the probate courts distribute the estate of the deceased according to state law. Probate laws vary from state to state; therefore it is important to enlist the help of an attorney experienced in handling probate matters.

At Dane Shulman Associates, LLC, our Boston Massachusetts probate administration attorneys know the probate laws and will ensure the proper distribution of the deceased's estate.

Free consultation: We can help you through the often-complex probate process. Just call our Boston-based law office at 617-379-1786 or toll free at 866-942-6740

Probate And Estate Litigation

Disagreements over the probate or administrative process can lead to litigation. If family members are unable to resolve disputes over the interpretation, distribution or management of a will, estate or trust, they may seek legal counsel. At Dane Shulman Associates, LLC, in Boston, Massachusetts, our probate administration attorneys represent clients facing these disputes. Our lawyers are skilled at balancing the need for privacy with the public nature of legal proceedings.

Other causes of litigation in the probate or administrative process are the executor's breach of fiduciary duty and will contests. A breach of fiduciary duty occurs when the executor (the person or entity responsible for overseeing the distribution of assets) is lying or stealing from the estate. A will contest is a legal challenge of the authenticity of a will or of the mental competence of the deceased when he or she wrote the will.

Questions? Contact Us.

Our probate administration attorneys are experienced in handling difficult probate disputes with skill and discretion. Complete our short contact form to speak to one of our lawyers.